Austin Pets Alive! has a name that perfectly describes it’s modus operandi. They strive to keep Austin animal shelters under the “no kill” policy. Unfortunately, this is a costly thing to do. With the massive number of pets without homes, keeping animal shelters no-kill is a difficult task.
Which brings us to Citizen Generation, who recently pledged $10,000 in matching funds to local organizations Austin Pets Alive! and A Legacy of Giving. With this generous donation, a whole lot of animals will be able to stay at their respective shelters and have a shot at being adopted into a loving family. They have saved more than 25,000 animals from euthanasia since 2008. If that’s not good news, we don’t know what is.
If you’re unfamiliar with any or all of these names, we’ll fill you in. Citizen Generation is a local non-profit that specializes in a large number of philanthropic endeavors in the Austin area. From combating homelessness to environmentally conscious efforts during SXSW, Austin is lucky to have Citizen Generation in its roster of altruistic organizations.
Citizen Generation’s second beneficiary, A Legacy of Giving, is a nonprofit dedicated to empowering children through philanthropy education and youth philanthropy programs to become more engaged in improving their communities. A Legacy of Giving will kick off the $10,000 match opportunity later in the year with the national day of giving, Giving Tuesday. Beginning on Tuesday, December 2, people will have the opportunity to double their support of philanthropy education in K-12 Austin area schools.
To make a donation to Austin Pets Alive!, visit austinpetsalive.org/donate.